Monthly Archives: March 2017

I WON FTL ON HARD FOR THE SECOND TIME EVAR!!!

Despite losing a critical Rock crewmember *just* before my first attack on the Rebel Flagship, I won with TWO WHOLE HIT POINTS TO SPARE! TWO!

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Plugging the Insectoid Firehose

The Spring Insect Explosion here in Austin has been flooding past the tiny gaps in my roof ring bug screen as though pouring from a fire hose. Excited, horny bugs you would never guess could fit through such tiny holes … Continue reading

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Tieing Roses to the Japanese

This gorgeous new installation was officially opened at the Zilker Botanical Gardens this weekend at the Zilker Garden Festival! It was created by David Mahler and team of Environmental Survey Consulting, the company my friend and farm-mate Lee works for. … Continue reading

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In Texas, Nature Hates You

Texas is not for wimps. Texas is hot, hostile, and merciless. There is beauty here, and that beauty hates you.

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Poly Big Fun 2017

Poly Big Fun continues to be one of the most rewarding experiences I have all year. It’s a 50-100 person relationship conference held in Bastrop State Park, and is still probably the best value in the country. For $60-80, you … Continue reading

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Missing That Banshee Wail

I’m repairing my beloved Geo Metro for sale. The battery light was on. The battery tested ok, but the alternator wasn’t making any power. Here’s why: This is the alternator. It charges the battery when it is rotated by a … Continue reading

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Micro-baking, Round Two

After reading through the CMW-200 manual a second time, I realized the device has a Cake button! Probably the most poorly documented feature on the unit, and totally inflexible, it nevertheless would seem to indicate that the CMW-200 can, in … Continue reading

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